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In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most "superior individual fielding performance" at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league. Eighteen Gold Gloves are awarded each year, one at each of nine positions to a player in both the National League and American League. Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...

Note: The term "at each of nine positions" is not strictly accurate. Three outfielders are selected, but the award does not distinguish between left, center, and right fielders. Some critics have long called for awarding a single Gold Glove for each individual outfield position, arguing that the three outfield positions are not readily interchangeable defensively.

In 1957, the baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings invented the idea of the Gold Glove to commemorate the best fielding performance at each position in baseball. A glove made from gold lamé-tanned leather was affixed to a walnut base and the Gold Glove was born. Jump to: navigation, search 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glove front (top) shows catching surface with baseball bat. ... Former President Jerry Rawlings Jerry John Rawlings (born 1947) is a longtime Ghanaian politician who served as the countrys president twice. ... Lamé is a type of brocaded clothing fabric with inwoven metal threads, typically of gold or silver, giving it a metallic sheen. ... Jump to: navigation, search Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... Species See text The walnuts (genus Juglans) are plants in the walnut family Juglandaceae. ...


The most Gold Gloves ever won by a player is 16, a feat achieved by both third baseman Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat. Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ...


The only player ever to win Gold Gloves as an infielder and outfielder is Darin Erstad, who won Gold Gloves as an outfielder in 2000 and 2002 and a first baseman in 2004, all with the Anaheim Angels. Darin Charles Erstad (born June 4, 1974 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a first baseman/center fielder in Major League Baseball who has played his entire career for the Angels teams (1996-2005). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the pre-1958 Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ...


Gold Glove awards also exist in other baseball leagues, such as in Japan.


In 1980, a Major League Baseball bat manufaturer Hillerich & Bradsby, the maker of Louisville Slugger bats, sponsored the Silver Slugger Award to honor the best hitter at each position. Jump to: navigation, search 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Hillerich & Bradsby is a company located in Louisville, Kentucky that produces the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ...


The award should not be confused with the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition. The Golden Gloves is an annual competition for amateur boxing in the United States. ...


American League winners

Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at pitcher in American League baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at catcher in American League baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at first base in American League baseball. ... List of AL Gold Glove Winners at Second Base Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at shortstop in American League baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at third base in American League baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in the outfield in American League baseball. ...

National League winners

List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Pitcher Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Catcher Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at First Base Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Second Base Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Shortstop Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Third Base Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in the outfield in National League baseball. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Gold Glove Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most "superior individual fielding performance" at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.
Eighteen Gold Gloves are awarded each year, one at each of nine positions to a player in both the National League and American League.
A glove made from gold lame-tanned leather was affixed to a walnut base and the Gold Glove was born.
Gold Glove Award for Pitchers on Baseball Almanac (201 words)
The Gold Glove Award was first presented by the St. Louis-based Rawlings corporation in 1957 to honor the eighteen best fielders at their positions.
Rawlings used a combination of defensive statistics along with visual effect to determine the winner and honored the recipient with a large gold glove.
Greg Maddux is in that same league and is the only pitcher to sweep an actual decade (1990-1999) of Gold Gloves.
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